Monty Alexander Trio

Monty Alexander at JazzAscona: the star of piano tributes Nat King Cole   

Date: 27.6, 2019
UNIQUE CONCERT 
100 YEARS NAT KING COLE 

Monty Alexander

One of the undoubted masters of contemporary jazz, Monty Alexander is also one of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz. A cult figure who still, aged 74, tours the world relentlessly, delighting with his vibrant personality and soulful message. His career began in 1958; he is documented on more than 75 albums and is a perennial at jazz festivals and venues across the world. His Jamaican roots are tangible in the vibrancy of his approach. Alexander applies his aesthetics to a repertoire that spans across a wide range: the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. 
He is however also a pianist close to the classic jazz tradition: his work and inspiration have always been rooted in the history of piano jazz. He will be on our shores for the second time (the first in 2006), with a tribute to Nat King Cole in his centennial. 

From: USA 

Style:  Jazz, Tribute to Nat King Cole 

 

Monty Alexander, piano 

Hassan JJ Shakur,  bass 

Jason Brown, drums